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Chapter 35 FAQs

Chapter 35 FAQs

VA pays the monthly amount directly to the student. The current monthly payment for full-time training is $1,265.

One of these descriptions must be true of the service member:
  • Died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001, or
  • Is missing in action or was captured in the line of duty by a hostile force, or
  • Was detained (held) by force while in the line of duty by a foreign government or power, or
  • Is in the hospital or getting outpatient treatment for a service-connected permanent and total disability, and is likely to be discharged for that disability. A service-connected permanent and total disability is a disability resulting from your service that doesn’t go away.

You may be eligible for VA education benefits (Chapter 35 benefits) if you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran and one of the descriptions listed below is true of the Veteran.
One of these must be true. The Veteran:

  • Is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability, or
  • Died while on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability

If you’re a dependent who doesn’t meet the above criteria, you may still qualify for VA education benefits if the Veteran or service member transferred some or all of their Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement to you while they were on active duty.

All fees are due to the College by the published deadline.

Tuition Waiver-Washington State has a Veterans Spouse/Dependent Tuition Waiver that students may also qualify for in addition to the VA Education Benefit. 

To apply please follow the link:
Then click on the Find your education benefit form.